Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Josh Hamilton
current status: Right shoulder surgery, 15-day DL
Birth Date:May 21, 1981 (33 years old)
Place of Birth:Raleigh, NC
Hometown:Bradenton, FL
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by Tampa Bay in 1999 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2012.
Scouting Report
Assets: Phenomenally athletic, he has a big frame and a sweet, powerful lefty swing. Runs effortlessly and has a great outfield arm. Can bat for huge power and good average and is a clutch RBI producer.
Flaws: Is a bit too injury-prone. Strikes out a little too much. Has struggled significantly with off-field issues, which have slightly curtailed his overall stardom, though he has overcome a lot of adversity.
Career Potential: Elite slugging outfielder, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AL Most Valuable Player Award 2010
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2013
AL Silver Slugger 2012, 2010, 2008
AL American League Championship - Most Valuable Player 2010
Named to the All-Star Game 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
South Atlantic League (A) Most Valuable Player 2000
South Atlantic League (A) All-Star Team 2000
Class A- All-Star Team 2000
Class A Player of the Year 2000
Appalachian League (R) All-Star Team 1999
Short Season All-Star Team 1999